How much do you earn from one day’s work? What if you donated that same amount to help feed and support the hungriest people in our region and around the world? That’s what One Day To Feed The World is all about.
On August 23 and 24, Timberline Church is once again collecting a special offering. Like last year, the proceeds will be split between Convoy of Hope and SERVE 6.8.
Convoy of Hope is an international humanitarian organization based in Springfield, Missouri. Since their founding in 1994, they have helped over 65 million impoverished, hungry, or hurting people. Previous One Day donations helped fund disaster response teams after tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma and a typhoon in the Philippines as well as helped feed over 145,000 children in 11 countries.
SERVE 6.8, through The Murphy Center, serves and supports the hungry and marginalized in our community. They have also been a key part of local disaster response initiatives after the fires and flood, serving local displaced and affected families with no strings attached.
Plan now to give because your One Day transforms their every day.
On Saturday, April 26th, 95 teenagers discovered that working together can be fun … and make a huge impact on the community. As part of the annual Serve Out Loud event, the goal was to partner with and support local ministries, give teens the opportunity to serve, and hopefully spark an ongoing attitude of service as individuals or small groups.
One area of emphasis was filling and stacking sandbags at the Budweiser Event Center. After the flood last fall and higher-than-normal snowpack levels, local officials have asked SERVE 6.8 to spearhead sandbagging efforts prior to the anticipated spring runoff from the mountains. By the end of the day, they had filled 19 pallets with about 1500 sandbags!
Another group of Middle Schoolers focused their efforts at The Murphy Center where they did deep spring cleaning, area clean up, dug the beds for the new community gardens, and created a footpath through the garden. Pastor Tim said the ground was super hard but the kids did great work.
The last group of volunteers spread out with Finally Home Foundation to serve local foster families. Some painted fences, did yard work, or cleaned while others assembled a play structure. One family couldn’t stop thanking the team saying, “There is no way we could have done this without you … You are a Godsend. We are so blessed.”
Want to see more? Check out this video from Timberline Youth Ministries and watch these amazing youth volunteers learn what it means to Serve Out Loud.
Serve Out Loud 2014 from Timberline Student Ministries on Vimeo.